Mini News MINI Sales up 1.6% for July 2013, Up 1.0% for year over 2012

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  1. Nathan

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    MINI Sales – best July ever

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    MINI USA reported the best July ever with sales of 5,950 automobiles, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 5,855 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 1.0 percent on volume of 38,306 compared to 37,914 in the first seven months of 2012.

    “We like to say the world is becoming more MINI and the record sales figures for July and year-to-date prove that interest in the premium small car segment continues to grow and that people can think smallâ€, said Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA. “We are especially pleased with the sales performance of the MINI Countryman model that continues to bring new motorers to our growing MINI family.â€

    MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles – best month ever
    In July, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) reported the best month ever with sales of 1,974 automobiles, an increase of 28.9 percent from the 1,531 sold in July, 2012. January through July, MINI used vehicle sales are up 20.1 percent on volume of 12,298 compared to 10,241 in the same period of 2012.
     
  2. Gil-galad

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    The R59 continues to kill it percentage gain-wise (recognizing that the total number is only ~10 percent of the big four-door) and still besting the Paceman. :cornut:

    I wonder what the Hardtop and Clubman sales would be like in the absence of the R60?
     
  3. N2MINI

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    I guess that means that all of us that thinks MINI is going in the wrong direction design wise are wrong. OR everybody is rushing out to buy this years model before the next one comes out!!! :wink:
     
  4. Nathan

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    One needs to look at MINIs figures against the overall market too.

    Six of the seven largest U.S. players posted double-digit sales gains for the month. They were led by a 21 percent increase at American Honda, which pushed the company past Chrysler Group by 1,337 units.

    With a 17 percent jump, Toyota Motor Sales outsold Ford Motor Co. by 314 units. That marked Toyota's first monthly win over Ford since March 2010.

    No. 1 GM gained 16 percent in July, its biggest percentage increase since January.

    Ford, Chrysler and Nissan North America all were up 11 percent.

    The industry's No. 6 player, Hyundai-Kia America, rose 5 percent. That was enough to maintain a narrow lead over Nissan North America for the month and year to date.

    Volkswagen Group of America increased 2 percent. Growth at the premium Porsche, Audi and Bentley brands offset a 3 percent decline for the VW brand.

    As we can see from the above most all Auto Makers had very good July 2013 sales. MINI at only 1.6% is not that strong when the overall sales picture is taken into consideration.
     
  5. Crashton

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    Must be folks ordering R56 MINIs before they get stuck with the F56. ;)
     

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